A Colossal Wreck

A Colossal Wreck

A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption and American Culture

eBook - 2013
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Alexander Cockburn was without question one of the most influential journalists of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H.L. Menchken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his final work, finished shortly before his death in July 2012, exemplifies the prodigious literary brio that made Cockburn's name.Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed, Cockburn never pulled his punches and always landed a blow where it mattered. In this panoramic work, covering nearly two decades of American culture and politics, he explores subjects as varied as the sex life of Bill Clinton and the best way to cook wild turkey. He stands up for the rights of prisoners on death row and exposes the chicanery of the media and the duplicity of the political elite. As he pursues a serpentine path through the nation, he charts the fortunes of friends, famous...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9781781681824
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Oct 27, 2014

The Library Journal reviewer says: /// he was widely considered one of America's best radical journalists \\\ ??? He was, was he? Yet Cockburn was an ardent supporter of the Warren Commission Report? A pile of offal rife with obvious errors for one and all to see? Yet somehow Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn and I.F. Stone could not, or refused to, note all those errors, variances, and improbabilities? Radical is not the definition for a supporter of the Status Quo - - radical is entirely something else.


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